• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic Failure but Technological Win

    • Written by from Grand Falls

    I love Apple products, and own a MacBook Pro, iPhone 4, iPad and several Apple peripherals. I simply cannot get myself to enjoy the Magic Mouse. Although I love the mouse's functions, I do not like how if feels in my hand. Because it is awkward to use, I've switched to a USB mobile mouse by (gulp) Microsoft which I love. My guess is that Apple designers chose the flatter surface of the MM for finger gestures, at the expense of ergonomics. I work from a computer all day and despite many efforts, I just don't like this mouse. Functionality is not enough - feel it important as well.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse not so magic

    • Written by from EDMOND

    I am a new Mac user and I bought the Magic Mouse because it seemed to get some good reviews, used bluetooth and has a neat looking design. However, for the most part I have been disappointed in the performance. The "sweet spot" (the spot where you click to get either the left hand or right hand mouse action) is not very accurate. I find I usually have to click 2 or 3 times before it works. The scroll features works okay, BUT I find that in some of my spreadsheet and accounting software, especially if you use Parallels windows program, that the scroll being turned on causes the cursor position to jump around within the spreadsheet - you will have it set in one cell and next thing you know it's in another cell. This doesn't happen when I turn the scroll off, so I am pretty convinced the problem lies with the mouse. The page forward and page back 4 finger mouse actions on the web are pretty neat, but once again I sometimes have to swipe 2 or 3 times to get it to work.

    This mouse has been a real disappointment to me - especially as a new user.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Mac. Frustrating for PC/Bootcamp.

    • Written by from East Williston

    This mouse functions extremely well for a Mac computer. However, for the price tag, I expect it to work just as well in Windows. However, this was not the case. Getting it to work was extremely frustrating, and it still has glitches. For $70 Apple should offer the proper drivers for it to work on Bootcamp.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Where'd all of my mighty mouse buttons go?

    • Written by from San Angelo

    This mouse is cool, but lacks all of the features that made the mighty mouse the best mouse ever. Sure it scrolls in 360 degrees, and it looks cool, but the fact that it doesn't have the squeeze buttons or the scroll click makes it pretty much a paper weight in my house. Also, the side scroll is a little too sensitive to play games without frustration.

    Pros: Looks cool, wireless
    Cons: too sensitive, lacks buttons

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design but poor precision

    • Written by from Fremont

    Very good design and nice features like single finger and multi finger swipes but the biggest problem is the precision of the mouse. Have to move the mouse way too farther to cover the 21.5 inches area of my iMac. No way close to even the entry level Logitech mouse's precision. Sad, apple not paying attention on the main aspect of mouse.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ENVIRONMENTALLY UNSOUND WIRELESS MOUSE

    • Written by from Vancouver

    LOVE the design and operation/functions of this mouse, but (and it's a HUGE but) this mouse is totally environmentally unsound as far as battery consumption goes. My non-Aplle wireless mouse used one-fifth the battery power. Have had to replace batteries on the Apple Mighty Mouse every 2 months in comparison to my non-Apple wireless mouse being changed about every 10 months. I noticed this with my old Apple mouse (previous generation) also, so it's obviously an on-going Apple issue. Come on Apple get your act together. Can't take your claims of being enviromentally conscious very seriously when you continue to put out a wireless mouse that is completely energy inefficient.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse Loses Connection

    • Written by from Richmond

    Slick device. Solves the problems with its predecessor's roller button, which attracted glop and couldn't easily be cleaned. BUT, at least 10% of the time it's a brick -- the blue tooth connectivity is unreliable and its takes far too long to reconnect. Looks like I'm not the only one, either. I've substituted a Logitech USB mouse and am much happier. Really a disappointment.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not good for gaming

    • Written by from Swartz Creek

    this mouse runs out of battery quickly and it is not responsive enough for games, very frustrating

    26 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    While technologically superior...ergonomically a bust

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I admit this little device is very intuitive and has great potential. But, it still has to be touched and held to be of any help. This is where the Magic Mouse is completely wrong. The shape is completely incorrect. It's flat. Your hand, in a resting position is curved -wrong. It has sharp edges. Your hand is made of soft tissue that is "allergic" to sharp edges -wrong. It is narrow and long. Your hand's width is easily 2-3 times that of the MM -wrong. Testament to this...one has to grip the sides of a mouse to do mouse activity and the MM has the absolutely worst side profiles I've ever come across. They are thin, sharp, lack any contour, and a downright displeasure to the comfort of the hand. So while all the functionality may be great, it is by no means a proper fit to the human hand. Check out the pioneers of mouse devices Mr. Apple (i.e., Logitech and Microsoft) for the answers to these riddles. I would not recommend this device to anyone that has to use a mouse on a regular basis and I make my living as an Ergonomist. I give this product 2 stars for its functionality but since it doesn't fit the hand, it is caustic to use, at least by serious mouse operators. This is a good example of chic design (form factor only) being emphasized over functional design, and the results speak for themselves.

    28 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The good and the bad

    • Written by from HYTHE

    Good: Great mouse for internet browsing
    Bad: Difficult to do anything precise as their's no tactile feedback and that makes it a nightmare to work with in 3D apps - slightest brush in the wrong place, little finger hovering over the surface - zoom - wizz - impossible.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Technology - Poor Design

    • Written by from Bethesda

    The finger touch operation in general is very nice - takes a bit of getting used to. For instance when using say Powerpoint an unintended brush of your finger on the trackpad surface will send you to who knows where. So you have to be careful and continually focus while using this device.

    My lower rating is however mainly focused on how poorly designed this mouse is. From the extremely thin, flimsy, hard to use battery cover to the barely discernible battery direction icons, this device seemed to receive a lot of attention from the technical arm of Apple but the human oriented industrial design people of Jonathan Ives fame must have been focused somewhere else.

    I hope the next iteration of this product returns to Apple standards of total design integration but at their price point I will have to wait - unless the battery cover fails.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No middle click, weird ergonomics

    • Written by from Indian Trail

    The idea for this mouse is great but it just doesn't cut it for me. I use the middle click for quite a few functions for my work and this mouse doesn't support it. Also, the mouse just doesn't feel right in my palm. It feels too flat.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool technology, needs a better shape.

    • Written by from Wichita

    The mouse is innovative, so it wins a star there, it also wins another for being a thin mouse with an off switch that can easily slide into my laptop bag and not waste battery while there.

    My problem arose when I bought a Mac Pro and this came with it. First thing is that it's very uncomfortable to hold for an extended period of time, the sharp edges are bothersome. The inward curving bottom half of the mouse is also very odd, sometimes it wants to rock instead of move. It's too flat for a desktop mouse, your fingers don't want to hold that shape for an extended period of time.

    Also, the right and left click buttons are not independent, so you can't press one while having the other depressed already. The mouse can only detect one button at a time, strangely for having the term "multi-touch" attached to it.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing accessory

    • Written by from Whiting

    While the style is beautiful, the inability to right click on the mouse is so counter-productive that it just can't be ignored. If there is some way to counter this deficiency, please let me know. Very counter-productive and inefficient for those who use computers for work not play.

    10 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slick design, pain in the wrist

    • Written by from Hampton

    I have been using the Mighty Mouse for nearly 2 years now and love it. I just bought a honking 27" iMac that came with the Magic Mouse. After three days of extreme work (like 20 hours/day) on the new iMac --- and loving it -- tonight I developed severe pain in my wrist and arm. Google reveals that I am not the only one experiencing this symptom with the Magic Mouse. I still have my Mighty Mouse and think that I will go back to it. The Magic can go with my 21" iMac which will primarily be for surfing, movies and music.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Features but

    • Written by from MIAMI

    Great look features are awesome built quality its second to none. but very uncomfortable. after use it for about 4 months I went back to my Mighty Mouse since the Magic Mouse makes my hand cramped sore. I think it is to thin and the odd shape.
    it is a shame because I love the features on this mouse. I guess that I'll give it try to the Pad

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but...

    • Written by from Toronto

    ...it's just a mouse like all the others. With third party software you can enable more gestures, but why should you need a third party software? It does the same as a $9 mouse you get from ebay. It lacks the innovation and uniqueness you expect from Apple. But nobody is perfect.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    second one with same problem

    • Written by from Staten Island

    Works fine at start, but then stalls on vertical motions. Only effects vertical. Returned my first one with this problem and then the same thing started happening with the second. Makes using photoshop major frustration.

    6 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Accidental touching makes scrolling annoying!

    • Written by from Great Bend

    Like most Mac users I was excited about this mouse! Sadly it has proven to be extremely annoying to use.

    While using the mouse within a browser, or any document in which you can scroll, it will scroll away from what you are trying to do with just the slightest brush of a finger. Often it will scroll when just trying to left click.

    I have also found that it regularly doesn't recognize the right click. It always feels as though I am a mouse newbie that doesn't know how to use one at all.

    I am tech savvy and have been using this mouse for over a year.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Promising start, but didn't hold up under heavy use

    • Written by from Sacramento

    The mouse came with my MacPro tower and I was thrilled, at first. The buttonless surface felt good and scrolling with a gesture worked well. No problem with the right/left click. The profile seemed a bit low, and it dragged a bit on the mouse pad, but I got used to it quickly. When the alkaline batteries that came with it got to 53% power after a week, the tracking got sketchy so I switched to NiHM rechargables. I can get a couple days at most on a charge, but by the 3rd day, the bluetooth connection comes and goes, tracking slows, and scrolling gets jumpy, unpredictable. It seems to run better on alkalines, but I don't want to feed that habit. The Magic Mouse is promising, but I've had to go back to my old mouse (which runs a month or two on a two NiHM AA batteries) until it is improved.

    16 of 19 people found this useful